Arlington, VA

Get excited — there’s a new doc in town!

Elite Dental is proud to announce their latest addition to their already fantastic team of dental professionals.

About Dr. Megan Morrow

Dr. Morrow was born and raised in Centreville, Virginia. She attended Boston College for her undergraduate studies where she was captain of the women’s swim team. She moved to Seattle where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Washington.

After ten years in Seattle, Dr. Morrow and her husband moved back to the D.C. metro area. She lives in D.C. and is having the best time getting reacquainted with the area.

Q&A:

What is your treatment plan philosophy?

I believe wholeheartedly that I’m treating people, not just their teeth. I like to get to know my patients and involve them in the entire treatment planning process. I practice conservative, comprehensive dentistry, and focus on educating my patients so that we can come up with a plan that works for both of us to best achieve their dental goals.

What are your favorite aspects of dentistry?

The technology is always changing in dentistry (as with the rest of the world), so staying on top of the education and research allows me to follow my passion for perpetual learning. I far exceed the licensing requirements for continuing education to make sure I’m up-to-date with the latest techniques. Dentistry is the perfect combination of technology, art and science, and all three keep me fascinated on a daily basis.

What are some tips for managing dental anxiety?

There are multiple studies that support more than half of the population has some form of dental anxiety which I do not take lightly! It’s natural to have some anxiety before a dental visit, but I’ve found it helps to at least vocalize your feelings and fears. From there, we can discuss ways to make your visit more comfortable.

We have everything from overhead TVs to help you watch your favorite shows while you’re in the chair, to sedation options for the very fearful. The number one tip I could give however, would be to maintain regular visits. The more you put off dental visits, the more issues and time intensive procedures in the future.

What is the best overall advice you would give your patients?

A healthy mouth is a healthy body. The link between oral health and heart disease is real; maintaining regular cleanings and check-ups can not only prevent expensive dental procedures and visits in the future, but can also prevent systemic conditions.

As much as I love seeing my patients, the less I see of them outside of regular cleanings means they’re taking excellent care of their teeth!

Elite Dental is conveniently located in Clarendon, about 2 blocks from the Clarendon Metro stop.

Call 703-991-5169 or email [email protected] to schedule a new patient appointment!

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Dear ARLnow,

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We are proud to support the living-wage movement and hope our company can serve as an example of what’s possible.

By creating an ethical alternative, we provide our customers with a cleaning service that matches their values. Not only is this the moral thing to do, it means we employ the happiest, hardest-working people in the business. Book an appointment today at www.wellpaidmaids.com and see the difference a living-wage makes.

You won’t regret it!

Best,

Aaron Seyedian
Founder, Well-Paid Maids

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This month at 672 Flats we are featuring our loft apartment homes, including stained concrete flooring, and floating grid ceilings.

These industrial-style apartment homes boast vaulted ceilings, ample kitchen storage space, open concept living and offer 1 and 2-bedroom floor plan options!

These large loft apartment homes range from 1,732 square feet to a tremendous 2,256 square feet of open concept living!

In addition to these beautiful loft apartment homes, 672 Flats common areas are perfectly proportioned for casual comfort and privacy, yet the spaces open up when it’s time to stretch out, including the in-house bar, the fitness center, game room and cyber lounge/mailroom (with computer stations and coffee service).

Some of our amenities include an expansive resident lounge for entertainment, a game room with billiards, poker table, shuffleboard, air hockey and gaming, a package locker system with 24-hour access, and a fitness room with cardio, free weights and punching-bags for boxing or kickboxing training.

Being in the heart of Ballston, 672 Flats is surrounded by shopping and entertainment choices, anchored by the refurbished Ballston Quarter center and dozens of national and local retailers. Take a tour today!

672 Flats is located at 672 N. Glebe Road. Call 703-312-0672 or schedule a tour.

Where boutique feels special, because it is.

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Everybody needs a place to work, so why not choose an office that also works for you?

While there are many coworking options in Arlington, Eastern Foundry is the only space tailored for government contractors. We’ve been helping businesses enter and grow in the federal market since 2014 and are always looking for more to join our community.

When you come to work at Eastern Foundry, networking happens naturally, and your next-door neighbor may just turn into your next teaming partner.

Our Rosslyn office is a perfect fit for any small or large business looking to connect with industry partners and have a flexible workspace. Not just an office, but an opportunity for growth, our event series brings high-level agency officials right to your door, and our unparalleled education provides our members with the resources they need to succeed at any stage of their business.

Whether you have two team members or forty, we are able to accommodate your needs. With 5 spacious conference rooms, phone nooks and ample coworking space, Eastern Foundry provides a variety of options for your company to thrive.

Our commuter friendly office is steps from the Metro, features a spacious bike storage facility, includes complimentary gym membership, and access to a rooftop lounge with one of the best views of D.C.

To learn how Eastern Foundry can take your contracting business to the next level, schedule a tour today or reach out directly to Cindy Lee.

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Crystal City’s Oktoberfest is returning for its second year with a new partner: New District Brewing and to celebrate, the Crystal City BID is offering early access to tickets for ARLnow readers!

“After welcoming a sellout crowd of 2,000 local residents in its inaugural year, Oktoberfest is back by popular demand,” says Tracy Gabriel, President & Executive Director of the BID. “We are thrilled to partner with New District Brewing, which is Arlington’s only brewery, to create an even more memorable experience for all of our attendees.”

This year’s Oktoberfest will feature a selection of local beers as well as a variety of food trucks and vendors serving up traditional German fare. As a new attraction for beer enthusiasts, four local breweries will be pouring custom beers brewed specifically for the event and available only during Crystal City Oktoberfest. Each of the breweries’ most popular regularly offered beers will also be available.

“New District Brewery is proud to partner with the Crystal City BID to offer a unique beer experience for the Oktoberfest season,” says Mike Katrivanos, Co-Owner of New District Brewery. “Four local breweries including Settle Down Easy, Valor, Dynasty and New District will bring you four custom brewed German themed beers (to be announced) for your tasting pleasure!”

General Admission tickets are $30 in advance and will go on sale on August 1 but ARLnow readers get one day early access TODAY (7/31) for advance tickets.

Tickets include admission to the festival, a full-sized custom mug and drink tickets redeemable for all four exclusive beers. VIP tickets are also available and include early admission and additional drink tickets.

Event: Crystal City Oktoberfest
Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 1-4 p.m. (VIP: 12-4 p.m.)
Location: The Grounds at 12th and South Eads Street, Arlington, Virginia 22202
Tickets: https://crystalcityoktoberfest2019.eventbrite.com

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Summer 2019 is the inaugural season for DC Polo Society, where tradition and fun collide for the whole family.

Your new Sunday Funday is waiting with signature cocktails, food trucks, yard games and surprise themes and events every month. Get away to the countryside for more than just a polo match.

This weekend is the 3rd polo event: FUNBRELLA!

Enjoy the polo match with tropical vibes. Bring your own umbrella, chairs or snag one of the seats available on arrival. Friends, family, kids and dogs are all welcome! Kids under 16 are free for this event.

Affordable transportation add-on options are also available.

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The Potomac Towers apartment community invites neighbors to their New Renovation Bash on Thursday, July 25 from 5-8 p.m.

The event will offer delicious food and drinks from Epic Smokehouse, a DJ, and the chance to enter raffles for a $500 visa gift card, a Yeti cooler and accessories, and other amazing swag!

Celebration attendees will also get the chance to check out the newly renovated spaces, as well as receive $500 off their first month’s rent if they rent within 48 hours. The celebration will also include a ribbon cutting ceremony, from 5-6 p.m., by the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce.

Potomac Towers, located on 2001 N. Adams Street, is conveniently positioned close to the latest dining and shopping that Arlington has to offer without having to sacrifice that true neighborhood feel. Situated just minutes from I-66, Route 50, Lee Highway and the Key Bridge makes it easy to travel into the city.

Renovations include updated studio, one and two bedroom apartments with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, as well as an upgraded and expanded fitness center and yoga/spin room. The Potomac Towers community also boasts a renovated lobby, resident lounge, conference center, package concierge system and grilling terrace.

Apartments begin at $1,545 per month for a studio apartment. One and two bedroom units are also available.

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Address: 2546 23rd Road N.
Neighborhood: Woodmont
Listed: $1,425,000
Open: Saturday, July 20 from 12-2 p.m. and Sunday, July 21 from 1-4 p.m.

You’ll look forward to spending time in the serene and private setting of this lovely home in the sought-after Woodmont neighborhood.

Situated on a 10,000 square foot lot on a cul-de-sac within steps of the Fort CF Smith parkland and only one light to D.C., you’ll appreciate the proximity to the GW Parkway, Georgetown, Amazon’s HQ2 and so much more.

This is a distinctive home with over 4,400 square feet of living space. On the main level there is a living and dining room, powder room, kitchen with beautiful blue eco-friendly “ice stone” countertops, family room with wood burning fireplace, and sliding doors leading out to the deck from both the family room and the breakfast area.

An oversized mud room/laundry room and main floor bedroom/home office with outside entrance complete the main level. On the second floor you’ll find the exceptionally large master bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bath, 3 additional bedrooms and another full bath.

The lower level is like having another home within the home, making it a fantastic retreat for guests, in-laws or the au pair. On this lower level you’ll also find two more bedrooms, a full bath, and a bonus room with walk-in closet and another full bath. Nine-foot ceilings add to the sense of spaciousness, and double sliding doors in the recreation room open up to a convenient deck. The additional refrigerator, dishwasher and sink on this lower level are ultra-convenient when entertaining or gathering with friends!

You’ll love coming home to 2546 23rd Road N. in Arlington!

Listed by:
Donna Hamaker
Buck & Associates
703.582.7779
[email protected]
www.DonnaHamaker.com
www.OneLightToDC.com

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Address: 3430 N. Randolph Street
Neighborhood: Broyhill Forest
Listed: $2,274,900
Open: Sunday, July 21 from 1-3 p.m.

To say this home has it all is not at all unrealistic when you consider the spacious 6,875 finished sq. ft. which encompasses 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, home office, living room, dining room, great room/sunroom with 2-sided fireplace, kitchen with breakfast nook, wet bar, pantry, mudroom and full lower level entertainment room with wet bar and exercise room.

However, it may be this home’s dark-cladded wall of windows at the back of the main level that is its most impressive feature (not to mention the fantastic view into the beautiful backyard).

Neutral interiors allow for endless possibilities when it comes to adding one’s personal touch later through furnishings and décor, and yet, neutrals are anything but boring to begin with. Playful greyscale schematics are carried out throughout the home from rich espresso cabinetry and bright white countertops to gray and white tile bath patterns. The juxtaposition of warm wood and cool marble tones throughout the home is both striking and refreshing.

This home is truly one-of-a-kind. Join us Sunday, July 21 from 1-3 p.m. for an open house event featuring this gorgeous home by local Arlington builder Classic Cottages.

Schools: Jamestown Elementary School, Williamsburg Middle School and Yorktown High School.

Listed by:
Michelle Lynch
Classic Cottages Realty LLC
433 E Monroe Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone: 571-366-3324
[email protected]
www.ccottages.com

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Rosslyn’s dining scene has transformed.

With a wide variety of sit-down restaurants and dozens of the region’s most desirable fast-casual places, there’s something for everyone. In the coming months, the neighborhood’s dining options will continue to expand to meet increasing demand from a growing residential population, a diversified employee base and a strong visitor market.

Read on for a quick list of what’s to come.

Common Ground Social Eatery

Corner of N. Moore Street & Central Place Plaza — A second-story eatery with a view of Central Place Plaza, this food hall will serve as a culinary incubator where notable and emerging chefs can share their delicious creations with customers. It will be a vibrant spot to eat and socialize.

Happy Endings Eatery

Corner of 19th & N. Moore Street — Another second-level establishment, Happy Endings Eatery will feature five or six fast-casual food stalls serving Asian food, including a Vietnamese grill, a fusion tea house and a Vietnamese coffee stand.

Open Road

1800 N. Lynn Street (entrance on Central Place Plaza) — This casual bar and restaurant with another location in Virginia was recently named Favorite Gathering Place at the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s annual RAMMY Awards. Soon, Rosslyn will have its own location on Central Place Plaza.

Oz Rey Food Hall

1700 N. Moore Street — Although not yet named, this food hall operated by culinary experience company Oz Rey will be mostly located on the second level of Rosslyn City Center. It will have twelve food stalls and two bars.

Salt

1201 Wilson Boulevard (entrance on N. Lynn Street) — This new happy-hour spot promises to be a fun destination in the heart of Rosslyn.

South Block Juice

1550 Wilson Boulevard — Soon Rosslyn will have its own location of this popular home-grown and trending micro juicery featuring healthy drinks, smoothies and acai bowls.

Taco Rock

1501 Wilson Boulevard — This distinctive taco shop is the latest venture from Arlington restaurateur and chef Mike Cordero, who’s also a partner in the Rosslyn restaurant Barley Mac. The colorfully decorated, 50-seat eatery will serve tacos with innovative flavor combinations and offer several varieties of tequila and imported Mexican beers.

Sfoglina

1100 Wilson Boulevard — D.C. area restauratuers Fabio and Maria Trabocchi are bringing their wonderful Italian fare to Rosslyn with this restaurant featuring handmade pastas, small plates and a few meat and seafood entrées.

Open Kitchen

1300 N. 17th Street — This will be a great new breakfast and lunch option located in a stylish work lounge that has fast, free Wi-Fi. Open Kitchen will offer the best in American and Asian cuisine.

Interested in staying informed on opening dates for these places? Follow the Rosslyn BID on social media or subscribe to their weekly eBlast for updates!

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Celebrate Fridays this summer at Ballston Exchange with free yoga!

The free yoga series is provided by CorePower Yoga, who will be opening a studio in Ballston Exchange later this summer. The series will take place in the outdoor plaza (weather permitting) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on July 12, July 26, August 9 and August 30.

In addition, participants can head to the delicious clean eating restaurant DIRT for a free vegan pastry and $5 off any item!

Ballston Exchange is bringing renewed vitality to the greater Ballston community with dynamic tenants such as DIRT, CAVA and Philz Coffee. The common spaces at Ballston Exchange, including the recently opened Atrium, are designed to foster a sense of community among tenants, metro commuters, office workers and the neighborhood.

Ballston Exchange is located at 4121 and 4201 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington. For more information visit ballstonexchange.com.

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